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Crammed full of information which will answer a great many questions about what goes on in the universe around us; this is a brilliantly written introduction which has been cleverly simplified for younger readers from the hugely successful original by Bill. Divided into short chapters which make it easier to understand and supported by an excellent index, the story of how the universe came into being, how humans evolved, how we have discovered what we know about space and much, much more are all well described and attractively illustrated. The LoveReading Comment: Full of extraordinary discoveries and wonder at the world we live in, this is a thrilling scientific journey through history. It raises and answers many of the questions young readers ask about how the greatest scientific discoveries were made and who made them. Starting with the Big Bang (which wasn’t really a bang after all…) it looks at what we know about the earth and how dangerous it is, how life is sustained on the planet and ends by raising some of the issues about how we protect the planet for the future. The individuals who have contributed most to these debates such as Newton, Einstein, Darwin and Marie Curie are also highlighted. Fully illustrated and with a useful index, this makes entertaining reading as well as being a useful reference book.
In a handy pocket size and packed full of information given in words and pictures, this is a meaty introduction to tons of the science that lies behind everyday things such as how we communicate, how we stay healthy and how machines work. The book provides good links to internet sites to make it easy for readers to search for further information if they want to.
This picture reference book provides an absolutely terrific insight into one of the world's most famous scientists and is a great introduction to youngsters of an important piece of history. Darwin's adventure on the Beagle and his findings on the islands he visits are captured brilliantly through vibrant illustrations, text and fact boxes. It's a book that both parent and child can spend hours sharing. The Hardback was published to coincide with the 200th anniverary of Darwin's birth as well as 150 years sinces the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. It concludes with a simple explanation of the theory of evolution. Written by an outstanding team in the field of children's non-fiction, this is a book to enlighten and inspire young readers.
Pinpoint sharp cross sections expose the complex structure of all aspects of the body. Look into the brain, the digestive system, reproduction or the senses among many other things and see exactly how many layers of stuff we carry around within us. Photographs bring it all amazingly to life.
This amazing book takes apart your deepest, darkest fears – whether it’s meeting a shark, going to the dentist, fear of a disease or thunder or lightning - and hopefully cures you of all of them. There are oodles of lovely facts and figures to take in that in turn may help you to realise that the fear of something can be overcome. By the end of it your fears and phobias will have subsided.
From the wheel to the computer this uncovers the amazing things that have been invented or, in other words, ‘found out’ by some remarkable individuals. How some of these were comes across and how the exploitation of them has changed all of our lives is brilliantly explored in words and pictures.
Anyone who’s ever thought that science is boring will think again when they’ve enjoyed this book. From food to transport - physics is all around us – and it is fun. That’s the message and the easy-to-do at home experiments will give everyone who picks up this book the chance to discover this for themselves.
Big, bold and very red – Robert Winston’s introduction to the body takes a look under the skin at all the remarkable things that happen out of sight. Blood, bones, skin, hair, lungs and the digestive system are just some of the parts of the body exposed in glorious detail. It certainly shows how awesomely complex the human body is. The CD included features interactive animations making it all remarkably real. Useful for any budding doctors….
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